Sick From Non-Vegan Cookies
I have been a strict vegan for a couple of months now and last night I got the craving for some chocolate chip cookies that I made for my kids that day. I ate about 7 of them and within a half an hour, I was so sick! I was having hot flashes, upset stomach, terrible headache. The cookies were made with eggs and dairy. Could this have made me sick?
I have been feeling wonderful eating vegan and I cannot figure out why I got so sick, so quick and so bad. The only explanation seems to me to be the cookies. What do you think?
UGH! So sorry to hear about your trouble. I can't say for sure, but it definitely seems like you were affected by the eggs and butter in the cookies, especially if none of your children had any stomach problems. I personally haven't had a situation like that, but I have heard from many people that the day they stop eating vegan, they feel terrible.
One of my cousins used to do a month long vegan diet and then take a "day off," and she always regretted it afterwards with stomach aches. Eventually she just gave up on the day off!
But, there is good news... there are some absolutely delicious chocolate chip cookie recipes out there that you can make for your kids and they WILL NEVER KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!!! I just fed a big carnivore Dreena Burton's chocolate chip cookies the other day and he said they were the best cookies he's ever had. Then, you can eat as many as you want and not get sick.
Check out this page for my favorite vegan book recommendations. Dreena's books are to die for, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz just came out with a cookie book that is stacked with amazing recipes. You can get Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar from Amazon here.